Nofollow tags

Nofollow tags are a fairly recent invention. The history of nofollow goes something like this:

1. Google gives priority to sites with many links.

2. Spammers use blogs and guestbooks to artificially increase their link counts.

3. Somebody proposes that certain places on the web – like blogs and guestbooks – should have a way of devaluing any links that are added.

4. Search engines listened. Well, some of them. Well, Google.

Search Engine Journal did a recent  posting: 13 reasons why nofollow tags suck.  I couldn’t agree more!

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